Yearly Meeting in London, (May 24th-27th 2019), held at Friends House, Euston.
Quaker Concern Over Population presentation.
Sunday 26th 17:45, Drayton B05
Quakers, Population and the Future of Humanity
Quaker testimonies, to simplicity, equality, sustainability and peace, have much to say about population. Yet, as a Society, we seem to prefer talking about other things instead. What can, and should, Quakers say about issues of fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization that are shaping humanity’s place in the world, and what does this mean for us now and for future generations.
This huge topic will be tackled by Dr Simon Beard, a Radio 3 New Generation thinker who is an academic at Cambridge university, a Quaker and very sympathetic with our QCOP views. Last year he was on Newsnight and also on the radio.
In addition, QCOP will have a table at the Groups Fair on the same day, from 6.00 until 8.30 , table A6 in the Ada Salter Suite. Come and discuss your concerns, and get ideas on what you can do to raise awareness of this issue and its place in the sustainability debate.
A regional event, “Yes, It’s Urgent!” is to be held at Oxford Meeting House, 43 St Giles’, Oxford , OX1 3LW on Saturday 29th June from 12.00-4.00.
12.15 – 1.00 QCOP Annual General Meeting.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch and mingling. Please bring your a packed lunch. Drinks provided.
2.00 Short film on Smaller Families, followed by questions.
2.45 A chance to air concerns in small groups in a loosely structured way looking at Successful Solutions round the world including the UK. 3.30 Plenary.
If you live nearby and can come to this event, please let us and others know.